Rehtaeh Parsons

The Life, Death, and Legacy of Rehtaeh Parsons

The crimes against Leah's daughter highlighted significant problems with many of the institutions parents rely to keep their children safe and eventually, this story would the catalyst for change. It’s just a shame that Leah’s daughter Rehteah had to pay for those changes with her life.

2020-12-16T17:01:35+00:00December 16th, 2020|Rehtaeh Parsons|

Rest in Peace Christie

One of Canada's most iconic journalists died yesterday. Christie Blatchford, 68, passed away following a short battle with cancer. I met Christie once while out walking my pug Ozzy. I've read a lot about how she loved dogs and there wasn't a dog in Toronto she didn't want to say hello too. At first I

2020-12-05T16:08:41+00:00February 13th, 2020|Random Posts, Rehtaeh Parsons|

Thank You, South and Central America

The Girl in the Photo, produced for the Discovery Channel, was recently broadcast in South America. The episode Web of Lies is the story of Rehtaeh and how her life was destroyed by rape, victim blaming, and institutional failures. I can always tell when a show featuring Rehtaeh has been shown as my inbox fills

2019-11-13T16:06:40+00:00November 6th, 2019|Rehtaeh Parsons|

Web of Lies – The Girl in the Photo

Earlier this year I flew to Halifax to be interviewed for an Investigation Discovery documentary about Rehtaeh. They’ve produced a series of shorts under the title Web Of Lies. The episode, The Girl in the Photo, was released yesterday in the United States and, going by the comments, emails, and Facebook posts I’m receiving, it

2019-08-17T15:45:40+00:00July 31st, 2019|Random Posts, Rehtaeh Parsons|

Rehtaeh Parsons Police File

“People who don’t expect justice don’t have to suffer disappointment.” ~Isaac Asimov, The Robots of Dawn Well, 2 years and 10 months after my initial request was received I finally am in possession of at least a part of Rehtaeh’s police file. It’s disappointing but not surprising. 514 pages in a 36.7 MB PDF file

2019-07-28T19:18:26+00:00July 28th, 2019|Random Posts, Rehtaeh Parsons|

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